As difficult as it is to believe, the Saint Louis Zoo in Forest Park (314-781-0900 or www.stlzoo.org
) is 100 years old — it seems so young and vibrant. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the zoo presents Zootennial
, a retrospective exhibition that looks back on the amazing people and animals that have made the zoo a world-class institution. Housed in the 1917 Elephant House (right next to the Bird House), Zootennial offers you the chance to watch clips from Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom show hosted by zoo director Marlin Perkins, see beloved old friend Phil the gorilla once again, meet Siegfried the walrus (Phil's predecessor as "zoo's most popular animal") and enjoy hundreds of donated photos taken by a century of zoo visitors. The exhibit officially opens on Saturday, May 15, and admission is free.
May 19-Dec. 31, 2010